Free Summer Business Classes at the Main Library

Photo by Walker Evans.

The Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 S. Grant Ave., continues to be a resource for area business owners and entrepreneurs with a fresh lineup of business classes for the summer months.

Hosted at the Library’s Learning Lab, the classes are free for all to attend and no registration is required.

Dates, times and descriptions of each class can be found below. The Library notes that its Experience Entrepreneurship series featuring local business owners sharing more about their operations and areas of expertise will return in the fall.

Starting Your Small Business

Learn how to use the library’s online resources to write your business plan, choose industry codes and research companies and competitors.

Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • July 17
  • August 14

Market Research for Entrepreneurs 

Learn how to use the library’s online resources to identify potential customers, target your market and find industry reports.

Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • June 19
  • July 24
  • August 21

Grants for Nonprofits

Learn about library resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization such as the Foundation Center and its databases.

Monday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

  • July 16
  • August 13

Tuesday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 28

Grants for Individuals

Learn about library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors

Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

  • June 13
  • July 18
  • August 15

Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

  • June 28
  • August 2
  • August 30

Entrepreneurs can visit the Learning Lab for assistance Monday through Thursday from 12 – 4 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 1 – 5 p.m. Entrepreneurs can also schedule one-on-one appointments by calling 614-645-2275.

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